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Hastwell & Lightfoot Tempranillo 2016

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Easy drinking meets structure and fruit intensity. This opens with an explosion of liquorice and coffee on the nose which lead the ripe cherries and spice on the palate. Tannins are fine and build as you drink. Great with pork, roasted, pork belly, puerco pibil or porky paella.
Hastwell & Lightfoot Tempranillo
Wine Specs
Variety
Tempranillo
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2016
Winery
Hastwell & Lightfoot
Winemaker
James Hastwell
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2023
Bling
4.5 stars Winestate, 93pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
13
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
No
Hastwell & Lightfoot have been growing grapes for the last 30+ year in McLaren Vale. They are a tiny producer, producing less than 5000 dozen a year of high quality reds and whites spanning alternative varieties like Vermentino, Fiano, Tempranillo and Barbera through Aussie mainstays including Shiraz and Cabernet.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. Read Full Article
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Tempranillo

Variety

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its ...
Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in Mexico, New Zealand, South America, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Canada. In Australia Tempranillo is now grown in many Australian wine regions including McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully and in Western Australia. There are now over 200 Australian wine ... Read Full Article
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Tempranillo
Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in Mexico, New Zealand, South America, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Canada.

In Australia

Tempranillo is now grown in many Australian wine regions including McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully and in Western Australia. There are now over 200 Australian wineries making wine from this variety.

Characteristics

Tempranillo wines can be consumed young, but the most expensive ones are aged for several years in oak barrels. The wines are ruby red in colour, with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.

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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually.

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